Latest Aeroshell Stories
An rocket carrying an experimental project blasted off from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia this morning just after 7 a.m. EST.
NASA will launch an inflatable aeroshell/heat shield technology demonstrator on a Black Brant XI sounding rocket July 22 from the agency's launch range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
An engine firing on Jan. 11 will be the biggest maneuver that NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft will perform on its flight between Earth and Mars.
In preparation for launch later this year, the "back shell powered descent vehicle" configuration containing NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, has been placed on the spacecraft's heat shield.
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's next Mars rover has completed the journey from its California birthplace to Florida in preparation for launch this fall. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover, also known as Curiosity, arrived Wednesday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center aboard an Air Force C-17 transport plane.
Officials said Tuesday that work to prepare NASA's new Mars rover for launch has been halted to allow safety reviews after a crane operations accident at the Kennedy Space Center.
An Air Force C-17 transport plane delivered the heat shield, back shell and cruise stage of the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft to NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla, on May 12, 2011.
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